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Sea ice mass balance observations from the North Pole Environmental Observatory

In recent years the periphery of the Arctic sea ice cover has undergone significant changes, with a reduction in summer ice extent, a thinning of the ice, and a shift from multiyear to first year ice. Here we examine sea ice conditions during nine summers between 2000 and 2013 in the interior of the ice pack, using autonomous measurements of sea ice mass balance deployed near the North Pole.

(Distributed April 22, 2014)

Brown to launch new environmental institute

Institute for the Study of Environment and Society (ISES): ISES director Amanda Lynch, left, and colleagues Kim Boekelheide, Jack Mustard, and Leah VanWeyInstitute for the Study of Environment and Society (ISES): ISES director Amanda Lynch, left, and colleagues Kim Boekelheide, Jack Mustard, and Leah VanWeyThe Board of Fellows has approved creation of an Institute for the Study of Environment and Society (ISES) in the coming academic year.

(Distributed April 15, 2014)
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